GCSE Courses

Cardiff Academy GCSE Courses

Year 10 and 11 GCSE
Suitable for:

  • Students currently in Year 9

Students from other schools often transfer to Cardiff Academy for Years 10 and 11 for a wide variety of reasons. Common reasons include: insufficient individual support due to large class sizes; disruption caused by classmates at school; lack of flexibility in regards to subject combinations; and insufficient academic support for brighter students. Those who make this decision to move to Cardiff Academy thrive and go on to exceed expectations when they receive their GCSE results. Most then return to study their A-levels with us prior to attending university.

Repeat GCSE
Suitable for:

  • Students wishing to improve their GCSE grades in one year

A good set of GCSE grades is essential in regards to both employment and access to A-level courses in the UK. However, what many students and parents do not always appreciate is the importance placed by universities on potential candidates’ GCSE grade profiles.

For all kinds of reasons, many students fail to achieve their true potential at GCSE. Those who come to Cardiff Academy under these circumstances do so because they wish to put these things right immediately rather than spend the rest of their lives explaining their low grades to potential employers and college admissions tutors. Few regret the move and many go on to study their A-levels with us, progress to university and end up in worthwhile and rewarding careers.

1-Year GCSE
The one-year GCSE course is designed for international students, many of whom do not take a formal examination at this stage, who wish to follow an A-level programme and subsequently study at a top UK or US university. It is a stand-alone qualification, the results of which are also taken into account in the entry process for top university courses.

Subject Choice

In Years 10 and 11, students at Cardiff Academy follow a core curriculum consisting of the following six subjects:

Biology | Chemistry | Physics | English Language | English Literature | Mathematics

Students may then choose up to four additional subjects from the following list:

Art | Photography  | French | Geography | German | History |ICT | Law | Psychology | Sociology

Other subjects may be possible on request depending upon demand and teacher availability.

Key points

  • Small class sizes with no more than ten students per class
  • Expert teaching from subject specialists, most of whom are also examiners
  • High degree of individual academic and pastoral support
  • Regular exam-based testing and feedback
  • Flexible subject combinations
  • Expert, up-to-date A-level advice

For further information regarding GCSE Courses or to arrange for an appointment please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Get in touch

Get in touch to find out how we can help you

Cardiff Academy

Cardiff Academy Ltd, 40-41,

The Parade, Roath

Cardiff, CF24 3AB

Company No. 3687879

Tel –¬† 0044(0)2920 409 630

Email – enquiries@cardiffacademy.co.uk